- Who: Scuttlebug LLC
- What; 2017 Minneapolis Craft'za
- November 18 & 19
- 10 AM - 4 PM
- Where: Grain Belt Bottling House, 79 13th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
- Why: It's two unique events in one weekend!
Minneapolis Craft'za is a juried market for handmade goods, occurring annually since 2012 as a one-day event. For 2017, Saturday and Sunday will each feature a totally different lineup of 60 artists (120 total).
As always, artists are hand-selected through a jury process for a wide range of handmade products and price points. Attendees can meet local makers and enjoy free shopping, food trucks and other creative activities. More information and a complete list of artists is on craftza.com.
History & Highlights
- We have been hosting modern, independent, juried art markets in the Twin Cities since 2005.
- Retail buyers shop our shows: Craft'za makers have been picked up for distribution by Patina, Bibelot Shops, and more.
- Several artists and entrepreneurs have launched successful careers after making a start in our events, including illustrator Adam Turman, fashion designer Christopher Straub, and founders of I Like You Sara Sweet and Angela Lessman.
Featured New Artists
contemporary resin art wear
My line consists of bracelets, earrings and necklaces. Each piece is simple and (mostly) geometric in form, but the color stories are crazy-funky, fun and eclectic! They are lightweight, affordable, and each piece is one of a kind. I work with the same shapes over and over again, but they never - ever - look the same. And, customers love that my pendants can have the chains switched for a totally different look. I am currently working on casting more complex, layered (multi-level) pieces
knit hats, warmers & scarves
At Forefolk, we embrace the importance of adventure. Our work is inspired by both the Earth’s natural beauty and its bustling, historic cities. We also believe that no matter where you go or how long you're away, one of the best parts of any adventure is returning to the solace of home. Our purpose at Forefolk is to create items that embody both the excitement of adventure and the coziness of home. Each authentic and unique piece is designed and handmade by Forefolk for you. Whether you're visiting distant countries or chasing your kids in the backyard, Forefolk knitwear will keep you cozy.
cute, colorful, cartoon-llama-themed merchandise
T-shirts (kids/adults), trucker hats, fanny pack hats, stickers, post card sets, DIY gift kits, iPhone Application, Temporary Tattoos, water bottles, and Llama Take A Selfie photo booth.
modern teething & baby products
My Sunshine Studios is a reflection of everything I believe in. I started my company because I wanted stylish and non-toxic accessories for my little ones to chomp on. When I couldn't find anything I liked, I simply started making necklaces for my own babies. My business grew as organically as my commitment to natural parenting, breastfeeding, and homeopathy. As friends noticed how these cute necklaces soothed my littles, they also wanted one. Before I knew it, I was growing my community of natural parenting friends on Etsy, too. Making teething jewelry just feels right.
Jewelry and accessories made from lightweight plastic with designs that I cut, draw, and paint by hand. The jewelry I make is primarily earrings (dangle and post), necklaces, and some bobby pin hair accessories. I use shrink film plastic sheets, but I also have a series that are made from recycled/repurposed plastic food containers (example: clear plastic to-go boxes). After drawing and painting on the cut plastic, I coat each piece with a clear resin so they have a smooth and glossy finish - in fact, many customers think they are glass or ceramic when they first view them. I use sterling silver findings whenever possible so that anyone with sensitive skin can wear them. I also, make and sell screen printed journals and note cards.